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Old 10-27-2014, 07:11 AM   #1
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Serious Damage

I have a 66 27 ft. Overland that received heavy damage to the top left front going back about 4 ft. from a large tree brace that came down during a wind storm. I think it can be repaired but its the cost that worries me. I live off of a military pension and 80% disability from the military so doesn't give me much to spend on repairs. are their any people who are seriously knowledgeable about repairing these things. I live in Massachusetts.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:56 AM   #2
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How about a photo?
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:18 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear of your damage, Jack. How extensive is the dent/damage? Does it seem to be leaking. Photos would help in assessing the repairs needed. Skin panels can be replaced, do you think the framing is bent ?

Others here will hopefully chime in with repair shops near to you.


Thanks for your service!


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Old 10-28-2014, 07:39 AM   #4
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I will have to replace about 3 stringers/frame supports that the aluminum attaches too. as for the frame itself no damage did measure to determine straightness. plus had someone follow behind to see if it was off kilter. it moved smoothly so I don't see any issue there.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:45 AM   #5
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:51 AM   #6
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You can likely buy an equivalent used trailer in fair condition for less than it will cost to repair this one. Do you have any insurance on this one or householders insurance that might cover some of the expenses?
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:14 AM   #7
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Ouch! Sorry to see that happen. Repair will be expensive and require some major experience working with aluminum. The cost for a professional shop would likely be much more than it's worth to find a replacement. Really sorry....best bet is if your insurance can cover it.

Worth getting a quote though.


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Old 10-29-2014, 11:41 AM   #8
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Sadly no insurance to cover it. I had it at a friends yard to restore we most of the inside taken out. then the winter came. and when we both went to check on it found the tree on it. enough said about that.
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Problem for me is I live off Military Disability. So money is not an easy thing to have available to buy another one. Thanks will probably strip at this point sell the aluminum and frame and take my losses.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:15 PM   #9
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Parts trailer - sorry so harsh but that's a lot of work. Good news is there is some demand for the parts and you can get some investment back.
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Ouch

This is a "Part Out" IMO. Unless this is an extremely rare model the cost to repair damage this extensive far outweighs the rig value. You good glass, an entry door, awning, etc.

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